The ongoing US government shutdown
will not reduce the country's commitment to Asia, US Secretary of
State John Kerry said Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation, dpa reported.
Kerry described the political crisis triggered by a government
stand-off with the US Congress as "a moment of silliness" that would
"Do not mistake this momentary episode as anything more than a
moment of politics," Kerry said on the sidelines of the meeting on
the Indonesian resort island of Bali.
"Nothing will diminish our commitment to Asia and we will continue
to fulfil our responsibilities and our engagement around the world,"